Nouns denoting natural phenomena

byproduct
a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
 
ionic beam
a beam of ions moving in the same direction at the same speed
 
K.E.
the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its motion
 
speech spectrum
the average sound spectrum for the human voice
 
virga
light wispy precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the ground (especially when the lower air is low in humidity)
 
acoustic resistance
opposition to the flow of sound through a surface; acoustic resistance is the real component of acoustic impedance and acoustic reactance is the imaginary component
 
theta rhythm
the normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed and drowsy; occurs with low frequency and low amplitude
 
glow
a steady even light without flames
 
magnetomotive force
the force that produces magnetic flux
 
chaos
the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
 
mother lode
the main vein of ore in a deposit
 
tramontana
a cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterranean
 
chromatic aberration
an optical aberration in which the image has colored fringes
 
east wind
a wind from the east
 
high wind
a very strong wind
 
electrical conduction
the passage of electricity through a conductor
 
smother
a stifling cloud of smoke
 
Brownian movement
the random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid
 
load
a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
 
peptide linkage
the primary linkage of all protein structures; the chemical bond between the carboxyl groups and amino groups that unites a peptide
 
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